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Ethiopia - Gidabo Irrigation Project

Agriculture is the main stay of Ethiopian economy. The use of efficient irrigation technologies has become more important for sustainable development of the economy. The Government of Ethiopia has given the highest and urgent priority to increasing food supply by improving and strengthening agricultural production system in the country. Thus, the primary objective of the Gidabo irrigation projects is to increase soil moisture where it is insufficient to permit satisfactory growth of crop leading to improved agricultural crop production and to curve existing food shortage of the country in general and that of the specific project area in particular. The proposed Gidabo irrigation development project is located in Oromia and SNNP Regional states. The project comprises construction of dam and developing irrigation farm on a total of about 15,000 ha of land. Read more...

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